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VanguardSTEM Book Club Week 3 Challenge

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We hope you have had a fantastic week so far. We always LOVE Wednesdays around here because they mean we’re celebrating a #WoC (woman of color) who is (or was) a trailblazer in #STEM. But we’re loving Wednesday especially this week because it’s a double whammy of sorts—we have our staple #WCWinSTEM **plus** […]

#WCWinSTEM: Christine Darden, D.Sc.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, NASA scientist. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Have you been feeling the #HiddenFigures theme like we have? Good! Let’s continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women in STEM at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Today’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA scientist. Darden was born in Monroe, North Carolina to […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mary Winston Jackson

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Mary Winston Jackson, NASA mathematician. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc As promised, we will continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Our #WCWinSTEM this week is Mary Jackson, a mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Jackson was born […]

#WCWinSTEM: Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, NASA mathematician. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today we’ll continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Our #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, a mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Vaughan was born in […]

Why Do We #VanguardSTEM in Times Like These?

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Because we believe that women of color in STEM matter. Every single black+latina+first nation+indigenous+filipina+indian+queer+disabled+neuro-atypical woman (which we broadly define as women of color) and gender non-conforming person matters. We matter fundamentally as human beings AND by virtue of that humanity we deserve to be free. We deserve to pursue our passions […]

#WCWinSTEM: Katherine G. Johnson

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Katherine G. Johnson, Black woman and NASA mathematician.   As compiled by Natasha Berryman, #VanguardSTEM Editor-in-Chief As our third season draws to a close, we couldn’t think of a more inspiring or relevant story to guide our end-of-the-year discussions than the lives of the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot […]

#WCWinSTEM: Camille Avestruz, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Camille Avestruz, Provost Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Camille Avestruz, a joint fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. She is a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar. Dr. Avestruz received […]